Already 2019, the Stardew Valley Creator Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone announced he would self-publish going forward after the game’s publisher, Chucklefish, was accused of exploiting contributing workers during development Starbound.
Now, in a new blog post update from Chucklefish, it seems like Stardew is all control of Eric Barone – with the publisher’s announcement that it had handed over responsibility for Stardew Mobile, which was the “last platform” the company served as publisher for.
“We originally entered into our agreement with Eric for two years – with a plan to change disclosure duties and responsibilities post-release. Today we handed over responsibility for Stardew Mobile, which was the last platform we served as publisher for – now ConcernedApe is set up to self-publish on all platforms!”
It also took this opportunity to thank ConcernedApe for “trusting” the team to help make the Stardew Valley experience what it is today.
“We have and love every minute of this experience. Our small team has been working hard and we are so proud of our collective achievements with ConcernedApe: new languages, wiki development, multiplayer, console releases, physical releases and merchandise, mobile version. .. We wish the ConcernedApe team all the best and as fans ourselves we look forward to their next project!”
ConcernedApe mentioned earlier this year that there are currently “no plans” for more Stardew Valley updates, but wouldn’t necessarily rule them out. Right now he’s concentrating on his next project – the Damn chocolatierwhich will of course be self-published.
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https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/03/chucklefish-hands-over-final-stardew-valley-publishing-responsibilities-to-creator Chucklefish Hands Ultimate Responsibility for Publishing Stardew Valley to Creator